Trump is said to have advised blacks to go back to Africa if they feel their lives don’t matter here. His actual statement was said to be “if black lives don’t matter here go back to Africa.” Saying that this statement is sad coming from someone so highly placed who is also running for the seat of the President of the United States of America is putting it very lightly.
In an attempt to explain himself, Trump dug his grave deeper by saying “It’s impossible for me to be racist. I employ 100’s of Blacks and Mexicans as maids in my Trump Tower hotels”
Trump has been accused of several racist statements. In fact, NBC had to severe its relationship with him as a result of a recent racist statement. Trump had in a statement while announcing his bid for Presidency said “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” he said. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
This statement sparked off a lot of protests and over 200,000 person signed a petition which pressured NBC into distancing itself from Trump, resulting in their business relationship being severed. This means that The Miss USA pageant and Miss Universe pageant, shows co-owned by Trump and NBC will no longer air on the network.
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